Lord of Shortened Force – 8 of Swords – Golden Dawn

8 of Swords - Golden Dawn Minor Arcana

Golden Dawn title - Lord of Shortened Force

Divinatory meanings of Eight of Swords

Magick used. Possible over-application of force for, in contrast, a petty end. Complex means used when more simple would suffice. Unstable result (effects gained through magick tend to lack temporal persistence).

MacGregor Mathers

Sickness, Calumny, Criticism, Blame.


Treachery in the Past, Event, Accident, Remarkable Incident.

Astrological attributions

The first face of Gemini is ruled by Jupiter from May 21st-31st.

Magical Image of the First Face of Gemini in Picatrix

In the first face of Gemini ascends a man in whose hand is a rod, and he is, as it were, serving another; it grants wisdom, and the knowledge of numbers and arts in which there is no profit:

Picatrix commentary

Picatrix: "knowledge ... in which there is no profit", but nonetheless useful.

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